Jamie Oliver's eight-year-old son Buddy uses knife and gas hob in presenting debut

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Buddy Oliver making his presenting debut (Credit: Jamie Oliver/Youtube)

Jamie Oliver’s eight-year-old son is following in his father’s footsteps as a cooking presenter, making his debut on YouTube cooking scrambled eggs.

The TV chef introduced Buddy and revealed he regularly cooks scrambled eggs, waffles and pancakes for his older sisters Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, and Petal, 10.

Oliver said: “This is something Buddy does on his own a couple of times a week. I think it’s great seeing young people cook.”

He added: “He’s great with a knife, I’ve taught him how to use a knife properly.”

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Buddy then demonstrates how to cook scrambled eggs, slicing crusty bread to put in the toaster and whisking eggs before adding them to a hot pan with butter.

Buddy reveals: “Dad taught me a trick how to get the shell out - just use another bit of shell.”

He advises viewers to make their eggs “silky”, but not “too soggy or overcooked.”

Jamie Oliver plays with his son Buddy during an open-top bus tour of London to promote Food Revolution Day in 2015. (Credit: Getty Images)

Encouraged by his father to “style it out” he flips his toast out of the toaster and catches it in the air.

The video has already clocked up over 300,000 views on YouTube with viewers hailing Buddy as “cute” and calling for him to get his own series.

One wrote: “I think it's time to give Buddy his own little series on YouTube! Imagine other 8 year olds watching him and getting inspired.”

Another commented: “He's got a brilliant camera presence not even slightly nervous.”

Jools and Jamie Oliver with Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, baby River Rocket, Buddy Bear Maurice and Poppy Honey Rosie. (Credit: PA)

Oliver, 44, introduces Buddy as “one of my many children”. He and wife Jools Oliver, 44, also have three daughters and a three-year-old son River.

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Earlier this year administrators appointed to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire closed all but three of the company’s eateries, resulting in thousands of job losses.

Oliver said in a statement on Twitter: “I’m devastated that our much-loved UK restaurants have gone into administration.”